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Rehabilitation of orbital cavity after total orbital exenteration using oculofacial prostheses anchored by osseointegrated dental implants posed as a one-step surgical procedure
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BACKGROUND: Total orbital exenteration is a radical surgical procedure, which typically involves the removal of the entire contents of the orbit including the periorbita, leaving the patient with a deep orbital deformity and results in devastating cosmetic, functional, and psychological consequences requiring difficult and challenging procedures for oculoplastic surgeons. Oculofacial prostheses retained by endosseous dental implants present an attractive and viable alternative when aesthetic and functional demands are beyond the capacity of local reconstructive efforts. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 72-year-old woman presenting a malignant melanoma of the right eyelids and a 77-year-old man presenting a sebaceous carcinoma of the left upper eyelid underwent a total exenteration followed by positioning of endosseous implants (Straumann system Dental implants) as an integrated one-step combined surgical procedure. The oculofacial prosthesis was placed after epithelialization of the orbital cavity. RESULTS: The implants were perfectly osseointegrated without any complications, providing sufficient retention of the prostheses. A satisfactory aesthetic outcome has been achieved for both patients. CONCLUSIONS: Oculofacial prostheses anchored by osseointegrated dental implants placed as one-step surgical procedure ensure an adequate aesthetic result as well as a considerably decreased rehabilitation time and present a satisfactory solution when reconstruction is not a suitable option.
*Dental Implants*Eye, ArtificialFemaleHumansMiddle AgedOphthalmologic Surgical Procedures/*instrumentation/*methodsOrbit EviscerationOsseointegrationProsthesis Implantation/instrumentation/*methodsReconstructive Surgical Procedures/*instrumentation/*methodsTreatment Outcome
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